January 5th, 2005



regarding the (now confirmed? [eweek]) internet gossip that SixApart will buy LiveJournal [gigaom],

pretend you don't know about the news ...
Poll #413447 rumor

I think that there will be a LiveJournal--SixApart merger:

the only earth?

john kerry, still a douchebag

John Kerry is very concerned about voting integrity, just not enough to make waves in the Senate:
as the greatest, wealthiest nation on earth, our citizens should never be forced to vote on old, unaccountable and non transparent voting machines from companies controlled by partisan activists.
Tomorrow, members of Congress will meet to certify the results of the 2004 presidential election. I will not be taking part in a formal protest of the Ohio Electors. Despite widespread reports of irregularities, questionable practices by some election officials and instances of lawful voters being denied the right to vote, our legal teams on the ground have found no evidence that would change the outcome of the election
[personal correspondence, info@johnkerry.com]

Of course, I realize that the protest will not change the results of the election either. But it seems that if Kerry was actually concerned, taking a step to actually force the houses of congress to discuss it might be more effective than counting on the Republicans to take care of it on their own. Because that worked so well last time.